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‘No Jews Allowed’ Sign Removed from Belgian Cafe Following Complaint

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A sign reading “Dogs are allowed in this establishment but Jews are not under any circumstances” in a cafe near Liege, July 2014.

A sign reading “Dogs are allowed in this establishment but Jews are not under any circumstances” in a cafe near Liege, July 2014.
Photo Credit: Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism

(JTA) — Police removed a sign from a Belgian cafe saying that Jews were not allowed following a complaint by an anti-Semitism watchdog.

The Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism, or LBCA, filed the complaint Wednesday with the mayor of Saint-Nicolas against the parties responsible for hanging a Turkish- and French-language sign at a cafe in the Liege suburb.

The Turkish text reads, “Dogs are allowed in this establishment but Jews are not under any circumstances.” The French text replaces “Jews” with “Zionists.”

Following the LBCA complaint, Saint-Nicolas Mayor Jacques Heleven dispatched police to the cafe, who had the sign removed and confirmed the LBCA report.

The window display also included a Palestinian flag, an Israeli flag crossed out with a red “X” sign and a kaffiyeh, or Palestinian shawl, draped around it.

“LBCA will file in the coming hours a criminal complaint with the Liege prosecutor over the actions of those responsible for this violation of the July 30 law against racism and xenophobia of 1981,” LBCA said in a statement.

Last week, the Belgian Jewish newspaper Joods Actueel reported that a shop owner in Antwerp had refused to sell an Orthodox Jewish woman clothes “out of protest.” An employee confirmed that the shop had temporarily adopted a policy of not selling to Jews.

Western Europe has seen a significant rise in anti-Semitic hate speech and attacks — including against nine synagogues in France — since Israel launched its Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza on July 8 following a barrage of rockets from Gaza into Israeli cities and towns.

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34 Responses to “‘No Jews Allowed’ Sign Removed from Belgian Cafe Following Complaint”

  1. Olga Pinsky says:

    ^ Another ignorant idiot.

  2. the history repeats itself… Reminds you of Europe circa 1930s?..

  3. sore for their finances

  4. Kim Sloan says:

    Boycott Europe!

  5. stupid Europeans,let the Europeans wollow in the **** they’ve created….

  6. Scott Jacobs says:

    I’d rather have the sign than suffer the indignity of insulting treatment by staff.

  7. Nat Natalie says:

    No tolerance for hate crimes. Heavy punishments should be in place.

  8. Antisemitic people. Go to hell!

  9. Nat Natalie says:

    What about community work for the offenders that will teach them compassion and tolerance??

  10. And what happens in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Emirates?

  11. Oh shut up.
    Israel depends of us and Americans.

  12. Kim Sloan says:

    You shut the f-k up moron! Israel doesn’t depend on you at all! Israel is the best country in the world and doesn’t need your analogy. I stand with Israel, and I stand with all Jews worldwide! Boycott Belgium, and all countries that harbor anti semitic terrorists who attack Jews! Boycott Europe!

  13. Kim Sloan says:

    This is why we need to Ban Islam in all civilized countries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIUnQ7mv0Y0

  14. Exactly, ban Islam in all civilized countries!

  15. can imagine who put up tthis sign

  16. can imagine who put up tthis sign

  17. Adam Green says:

    they hate us because we are all lovely, kind hearted and loving humans who want peace. Shalom Alechiem, Am Israel Chai

  18. Adam Green says:

    they hate us because we are all lovely, kind hearted and loving humans who want peace. Shalom Alechiem, Am Israel Chai

  19. Adam Green says:

    Kim Sloan, you are one beautiful soul- may God always watch over and protect you. Thank you kind Lady

  20. Adam Green says:

    Kim Sloan, you are one beautiful soul- may God always watch over and protect you. Thank you kind Lady

  21. Definitely boycott that cafe. Get the community to stop going there. Hit the losers Turkish wallet

  22. Definitely boycott that cafe. Get the community to stop going there. Hit the losers Turkish wallet

  23. Kim Sloan says:

    I get it from my Jewish Grandfather, a WW2 hero, liberated 3 concentration camps after storming the beach at Normandy! Never Forget, Never Again! Also, for my father in law, the best and toughest guy I ever knew, Polish (Lodz) jewish Holocaust survivor, and he also served in the US military in Korea! I know what kind of anti semitism is going on worldwide, and will fight it no matter what! God Bless Israel, and God Bless America!

  24. Kim Sloan says:

    I get it from my Jewish Grandfather, a WW2 hero, liberated 3 concentration camps after storming the beach at Normandy! Never Forget, Never Again! Also, for my father in law, the best and toughest guy I ever knew, Polish (Lodz) jewish Holocaust survivor, and he also served in the US military in Korea! I know what kind of anti semitism is going on worldwide, and will fight it no matter what! God Bless Israel, and God Bless America!

  25. Kim Sloan says:

    Ban your stench, phew, you smell! Like s-t!

  26. Kim Sloan says:

    Ban your stench, phew, you smell! Like s-t!

  27. Kim Sloan says:

    Why do you choose Hamas, or ISIL, or the rest of your f’d up leaders and mindless clerics? Yeah, America kicks your butt! Israel does too! Go back to your bomb donkeys and terror tunnels and eat your KFC chicken! LOL

  28. Kim Sloan says:

    Why do you choose Hamas, or ISIL, or the rest of your f’d up leaders and mindless clerics? Yeah, America kicks your butt! Israel does too! Go back to your bomb donkeys and terror tunnels and eat your KFC chicken! LOL

  29. Kim Sloan says:

    Maybe if you made sense and stopped your rhetoric that is written like a five year old, we might actually read it! By the way you can never be president of the United States, you are not born here! Thank goodness!

  30. Janet Conway says:

    Those who curse Israel are cursed by God!

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